26 Sommeliers Spanish Championship / Tierra de Sabor: Final
A must in Salón Gourmets, celebrating its 26 edition, with the aim of promoting sommelier culture as well as selecting the representative of Spain in the world Sommelier Championship ASI (Association of the Somellerie Internationale). It is structured in two parts, during the semifinal the contestants face a written exam, with either multiple choice or short answer questions, a written wine tasting. When the contest is over, three special tasting will be offered by Tierra de Sabor, Protos and Nespresso Professional.
The Final takes place next day at the same stage, where contestants face several tasks: a quick test, an oral wine tasting, an incorrect label, identification of spirits, liqueurs and other beverages and finally decanting and serving a bottle of wine. Everything under the eyes of a jury formed by high level wine professionals.
The winners of this edition were:
Gabriel Lucas (Baleares) - winner.
Iván Monreal Herrera (Canarias) - second classified.
Manuel Fernández Benítez (Córdoba) - third classified.